What's with all the telemarketers wanting to record our voices these days?
I just finished speaking with a woman from my cel phone company. Nice enough sounding person. She called on a "courtesy call" to ask if we wanted to continue on our current cel phone plan or change to another. Before she discussed that with me, however, she informed me that the phone call would be taped to insure quality customer service.
"No thank you." I replied.
"All calls are taped, sir" she responded.
"Well, then, I guess we can't talk." was my answer.
I simply don't see a sufficient reason for just about anyone and everyone to be recording such telephone calls. At least this one was from a company that I deal with regularly. Some of them have come from others who I do not.
At any rate, it's my policy to stop speaking when I'm told that the call will be taped. Who knows what they will really do with those tapes??? What guarantee do we have that they will really just be used for customer service?
None at all.